The X-Factor: The first of the new
Submitted by Victor Mariscal on 04/25/2017 at 04:27 PM

Welcome to my first column under the new

I had to think about what I wanted this column to touch upon. I was thinking at first to talk about the fallout of WrestleMania 33. In a nutshell, it was a decent event.

My favorite moment was the Hardys’ return. Who cares if they’re #BROKEN?

My least favorite match was Orton vs. Wyatt. Anybody wanna tell me why that was done so badly?

I’m a bit of a contrarian. I’ve sometimes gone against what is the popular opinion. While many of the fanbase was starting to chant “Cena sucks” in 2006, I was still chanting “Let’s go Cena.”

There are many opinions going on around the wrestling world, and I have my own takes on some of them. I think it’s time for a little deconstruction…

“Bring back the Attitude Era”
Now, what was it about this golden age that made people love it? It appealed to EVERYONE.

Interference during matches, babyfaces acting like heels, those were among the common things in this time period. Yet, they try that now and people are bitching. Both Roman Reigns and Enzo Amore disrespect Rusev and Lana in 2016. Sasha Banks got involved directly in Bayley’s rivalry with Charlotte. Braun Strowman cost Reigns the Universal title at the Royal Rumble.

Why the complaining?

Ok, next.

The indy darlings don’t get pushed enough
In your minds, people such as Kevin Owens, Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura, Dean Ambrose, Sami Zayn, and Samoa Joe should be headlining PPV events all the time. You’re not wrong in terms of workrate, but it seems that Vince McMahon subscribes to this point of view: “the fans don’t know what they want”.

He’s not 100% wrong.

It’s not like people were calling bullshit when Ambrose was dropping the WWE title to AJ Styles.

Could those other names be big draws on the level of John Cena? Possibly, but some of the higher-ups would tell you they can’t.

Maybe if the crowds kept hi-jacking shows the way they did for Daniel Bryan, things would be different.

“F*** you Roman”
I knew the heat would be nuclear, but ECW-level? Damn.

Reigns’ epic beatdown of Triple H at TLC ’15 got the Philadelphia crowd to rally behind him the next day, but Triple H couldn’t help but show up at NXT London just days later. Everything else he did didn’t help.

The hate began because the smarks thought he was stealing what was rightfully Daniel Bryan’s push. He’s been blamed somewhat for the lower ratings. He never paid his dues on the indy scene like Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens. Those are some of the arguments made against him.

WWE wasn’t taking a chance on Bryan due to his bad neck. The ratings have been lower but it can’t be traced to only one problem. Stars like Bray Wyatt, Charlotte, Baron Corbin, The Rock, Randy Orton, and Alexa Bliss never toiled in the indies.

You’re thinking Vince is WAY out-of-touch. I don’t think he is, at least not as much as you think.

He just lost his brother. Let’s put the hate aside for now.

I had more, but another time.

Don’t mess with the X.

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Planet Kayfabe: RIP Vader, Hardyz 24, Zayn Out
NoDQ Review #23: Big Cass being fired, Vader's death
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